Navy Capt. Lisa M. Nowak, a NASA astronaut and Washington-area native, was arrested for attempted kidnapping early Monday in Orlando after an apparent love triangle devolved into a bizarre attack outside a Florida airport.
Orlando police allege that Nowak, 43, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Rockville's C. W. Woodward High School, drove across country from her home in Houston to confront Air Force Capt. Colleen Shipman about her relationship with another NASA astronaut, Navy Commander William A. Oefelein....
CAPT Lisa M. Nowak, USNA Class of 1985. It's time for Nowak to retire; her career is over. USNA1985 do you know Lisa from your time at the academy?
News reports on the radio say that Nowak is also being charged with attempted murder.
A NASA astronaut accused of trying to kidnap a romantic rival for a space shuttle pilot’s affections will remain in jail because authorities planned to charge her with attempted first-degree murder, an official said Tuesday.
Orange County jail spokesman Allen Moore said Orlando police were in the process of adding the more serious charge that Lisa Marie Nowak, 43, tried to kill the woman....
This is very sad. Kills me the way the media is just working like mad to make this into a NASA story and how they musta really screwed up allowing this individual to rise thru the program over 10 years, fly in space.
Heck, I'm still wondering how Dan Rather ever qualified to read those "ticky tacky tight" returns on election night. And he prepped alot longer than 10 years.
Love is not always a many-splendored thing. Or at least human behavior as a function of it all.
Then they wonder why we hold them in such disdain...
Amen. Preach it Bro Z! We're with you.
The even more amazing issue remains that the networks insist on persisting down this doomsday path, convinced they're "right" as their ratings continue toward the ocean's bottom. Meaning? Fewer and fewer watch and read because they are truly unbelievable. Thank goodness there are alternatives to their BS. How long will Katie survive?
Like the monkey that got its tail caught in the lawnmower informed ... "not long now." We can only hope.
I watched a special called SNAPPED on Oxygen Monday about a USNA plebe, Diane Zamora and her AF Academy boyfriend, David Graham, that in 1995? had been high school sweethearts and killed another high school student who the boy had gone out with. A love triangle gone very wrong at a very young age. The both recieved life in prison. Very interesting story.
Well, now that we're reminiscing (or however you spell it)...
In 1993 or so a USNA grad (male, nuke school grad) who was in love with another USNA grad (female) burst into her BOQ room and shot and killed her and the guy she was talking with at the time, then turned the gun on himself.
The guy she was talking to was a classmate of mine, Alton Grizzard. He had been our star quarterback and had recently graduated from BUDS and become a SEAL. He answered the door and the kid came in shooting. Grizzard and the woman were friends only.
Love is wonderful, but it makes people do STRANGE things, sometimes deadly things.